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      A Trick of the Light

      1995 1h 20m Drama List
      Reviews 53% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Wim Wenders weaves a history of the Skladanowsky brothers with an homage to the film pioneers. Read More Read Less

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      Nick Schager Film Journal International An ode to cinema's birth that aims to both set the historical record straight and pay loving tribute to the magical medium itself. Sep 17, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Wim Wenders and a class of film students made this tribute to German early film pioneers (the Skladanowsky brothers) who apparently beat the Lumieres to hold the first moving picture show by a few weeks. Shot in places with antique cameras and mixing fictionalized re-enactments (starring Udo Kier) and an interview with the then 91 year old daughter of one of the bros. A bit corny (as Wenders sometimes can be) and drags a little even at an hour long, but if you are interested in the early days of cinema this could be for you. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Saw this on DVD, which I suspect doesn't really do it justice, - much more of an event film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A Trick of Light is the relatively unknown story about the three Skladanowsky brothers, three forgotten film pioneer. In this lovely underated picture we see a reenactment in bronze black and white, with all the authentical element of the 1890s way of filmmaking. The film also focusing on a present day interview with the 91-years-old daughter of one of the pioneers by a buch of movie people including Wim Wenders all listening instrested. A Trick of Light is candy for all movie lovers. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Wim Wenders weaves a history of the Skladanowsky brothers with an homage to the film pioneers.
      Director
      Wim Wenders, Thomas Kutsche
      Producer
      Wim Wenders, Veit Helmer, Wolfgang Langsfeld
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Runtime
      1h 20m